Hello, I am a contractor in North Dakota and have shifted my business from Lawn Care to primary just erosion control and hydroseeding, I am looking to get a compact tractor this fall for next years season. I have operated very few compact tractors but have 1000's hours on skid steers, reason I want a tractor VS Skid Steer is I am going to buy a 3 point seeder so we can do drill seeding as well. The tractor will have to be able to lift at least one ton with loader, and be able to handle a seeder, silt fence installer and eventually a soil conditioner. What do you recommend, as far as brand, horse power, Mech or hydro transmissions and so on. Only machines I have checked out is some john deeres and Bobcat, I like the Bobcat but hear bad things about them braking down and having crappy foreign built transmissions. Any advice i appreciated. THANKS!